Description of soil BCGLL~~~~~A (GILLIS)

General Characteristics
Classification O.DYB

Orthic Dystric Brunisol

Profile Agricultural soil profile

The soil has been disturbed by agriculture.

Kind of material Mineral

The soil material is primarily composed of mineral particles.

Water table Never

The water table is not present in the soil at any time.

Root restrictions No root restricting layer

The growth of plant roots is not restricted by any soil layer.

Type of root restricting layer n/a

Not Applicable

Drainage Rapidly drained

Water is removed from the soil rapidly in relation to supply. Excess water flows downward if underlying material is pervious. Subsurface flow may occur on steep gradients during heavy rainfall. Soils have low available water storage capacity (2.5-4 cm) within the control section, and are usually coarse textured, or shallow, or both. Water source is precipitation.


Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties
Glaciofluvial

Material moved by glaciers and subsequently sorted and deposited by streams flowing from the melting ice. The deposits are stratified and may occur in the form of outwash plains, deltas, kames eskers, and kame terraces. See also glacial drift and till.

Medium

Medium (USDA Texture Classes: VFSL,L,SIL,SI,GL,GSIL).

Extremely / Strongly Acidic

pH < 5.6


Soil Layer Characteristics
Classification Physical Chemical Water
Layer Number Upper
depth
Lower
depth
hzn_lit hzn_mas hzn_suf hzn_mod bd cofrag tsand tsilt tclay domsand vfsand orgcarb vonpost wood phca ph2 bases caco3 cec ec ksat kp0 kp10 kp33 kp1500
1 0 5 A p 1.4 0 80 15 5 F 20 2.4 -9 -9 5.1 5.6 15 0 9 0 30.0 47 26 10 4
2 5 13 B m 1 1.5 0 90 5 5 F 23 1.3 -9 -9 5.3 5.7 9 0 5 0 30.0 43 15 9 4
3 13 20 B m 2 1.5 0 90 5 5 F 23 0.4 -9 -9 5.4 5.8 13 0 4 0 30.0 43 15 9 4
4 20 45 BC 1 1.55 0 90 5 5 C 23 0.2 -9 -9 5.4 5.6 15 0 3 0 30.0 42 15 9 4
5 45 65 BC 2 1.55 0 90 5 5 C 23 0.1 -9 -9 5.4 5.8 16 0 3 0 30.0 42 15 9 4
6 65 100 C 1.55 0 90 5 5 C 23 0.1 -9 -9 5.3 5.9 16 0 3 0 60.0 42 15 9 4